pets are not the same as your kids. If you are not able to have children then you get a exception. But if you do have kids and you say you you love your pets just like your child. You are crazy. If my house was burning down I'm going after my kids first not my pets.
I've seen some post saying that they would die trying to save their pets. Sorry this might seem harsh, but how selfish are you. You would die leaving your children to grow up without a mother over a pet. I just don't get it
i also want to point out that I am a animal lover. But my kids are my kids. Nothing can compare to that relationship.